Sparta celebrated one of the greatest seasons in the programs history last night with a banquet at Club 16. A variety of awards were given out, dinner was served and it was a good time from what I’ve been told. Here are some of the awards given out last night…
- MVC Wrestler of the Year – Matt Tourdot
- MVC 1st Team – Matt Tourdot, Brandon Brueggen, Jordan Stanek
- MVC 2nd Team – Adam Wiedl, Brandon Rickert, Toby Mosley, Derek VonRuden, Morgan Leis, Steve Stevenson
- MVC Honorable Mention – Bryce Nowaczyk, Tom Tourdot
- MVC Sportsmanship Award – Nick Winchel
- MVC Academic Awards – Nick Winchel, Tom Tourdot, Matt Tourdot, Toby Mosley, Bryce Nowaczyk, Derek VonRuden, Adam Wiedl
- Takedown Machines Award (60+ takedowns) – Brandon Rickert, Matt Tourdot, Morgan Leis
- Head Hunter Award (15+ pins) – Jordan Stanek, Matt Tourdot, Adam Wiedl, Steve Stevenson
The three 1st Team All-MVC wrestlers is the most for Sparta since they had five during the 2006-07 season. Of the All-MVC wrestlers, six return next year in Brandon Rickert, Toby Mosley, Derek VonRuden, Morgan Leis, Bryce Nowaczyk and Tom Tourdot.
More to come…
Later this week, I’ll have another post with some pictures of some of the seniors through the years as well as some stats about their four years along with how the JV finished up this year and more. There’s lots more to come in regards to this year. If you attended the banquet, you’ll probably know most of the stuff already as it’s in the program, but for those of you not fortunate enough to make it to Club 16 last night, these posts will be for you!
And to top off this post, here are some photos from the day after the state wrestling tournament when the four state qualifiers took the traditional firetruck ride through downtown Sparta…